Water and skin care products like shampoo and lotion are widely available in the UK.
But the products are generally not available for the same price as the ones in the EU, according to a new study from the British Skin Care Foundation.
The study, published in the journal The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, looked at more than 6,000 products that were sold in the US and UK and found that the average price for a standard bottle of shampoo was £8.60 in the USA, while the same bottle in the European Union cost £13.70.
The UK’s top-selling skin care product in the market is Revlon Colourstay, which is currently the most expensive on the market at £42.40, according the study.
The BSCF has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the difference between EU and UK pricing and the UK’s health care system.
It said the price difference could affect how people were able to afford the products and help explain why there are more skin conditions in the United Kingdom than in the rest of Europe.
“There is a perception that the skin care industry is more expensive in the U.K. than in Europe, but that is not the case,” said Professor Sarah Aitken, BSCFC senior consultant, said.
“People need to understand the difference, because the costs of some of the products we know can be very high.”
For example, a $20 bottle of lotion in the States costs around £12.60, whereas in the same country it costs £4.50.
“It is a lot more expensive to use these products in the North, but if you travel to the South and South-East you can buy more expensive products in that area.”
But it is important to understand that the price in the countries is also based on the price of the product.”‘
I need to save money’While the BSCFE is trying to highlight the difference in prices, they have warned people that they are not alone in their skin care shopping.”
Many people have already made a decision to change the way they buy products in their own skin care shops,” said Dr Louise Walker, founder and chief executive of the BScF.”
This study shows that even though people are aware of the differences, some people are still not able to change this and we need to make sure that our health care systems are fully integrated into the new economy.
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